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Tuesday
Aug182015

USCA Croquet News, 2015 Volume 2 Web Edition

Click to ZoomThe 2015 Volume 2 issue of the Croquet News mailed this week and should be hitting mailboxes soon. The web edition is also now available to USCA members on the magazine page. This time around we've created a few little extras in the web edition, so have fun checking those out. A few of the highlights include:

FROM THE SOLOMON TROPHY COVERAGE
When Captain Samir Patel was bringing the sterling silver Solomon Trophy through customs, he was asked if he was planning to leave anything of value in the USA. His response, "Of course not."

FROM THE JOHN OSBORN PROFILE
Ted 
Prentis was my partner and he told me, toward the end of a match, 
that if I missed a shot we would lose. We were so far ahead I argued 
with him, then missed the shot ... and then lost. There is a lesson 
there, and one day I will figure out what it might be.

FROM
JEFF SOO'S CLANKOPHOBIA ARTICLE
I bore you with all this because one of the most persistent myths 
about hoop-running is that you should play the stroke so as to impart topspin to the ball. This is impossible, if we take “topspin” to mean forward rotation beyond that of a normally rolling ball. What you want is not topspin, but instead a ball that is rolling rather than skidding when it reaches the hoop.
In addition, you will find coverage on:

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Saturday
May082010

Upcoming Tournaments / May-June 2010

MAY 2010

May 09–15  / North American Open (AC) / Sonoma-Cutrer Winery, Windsor, CA
Mike Orgill / 707-585-7819 / morgill@sonic.net
May 12–16  / USCA Southeast Regional Championship / Pinehurst Croquet Club, Pinehurst, NC
Avril Nicholson / 843-705-2929 / avril.nicholson@yahoo.com
May 13 / Croquet Field Day (9W) / OMC Regional Foundation Rochester Country Club, Rochester
E-mail foundation@olmmed.org to be added to the information list

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